Presenting a comprehensive overview of traditional African music on a single album is an impossible task. Music on this vast continent defies easy categorization and description. Nonetheless, many have tried to equate the music of Africa with one thing and one thing only: rhythm. Though there is no doubt that rhythm has certainly been developed to an incredibly sophisticated degree in a large number of African music cultures, the Folkways release African Music deftly demonstrates that the traditional music of Africa is not reducible to rhythm alone, or to drums alone, or to any single concept.
African and Afro-American Drums is an examination of African drumming and its influence on the music of the Americas. Representing eight countries in the American continents, Harold Courlander has compiled an anthology of drum music from three continents and explores its various uses as well as chronicles the evolution of drum music. Extensive liner notes accompany this album and include a transcription of Haitian Juba Dance drums by George Herzog. Tambores afro-americanos y africanos es una revision a los tambores africanos y su influencia en la música de las Américas.
Originally issued by Folkways Records in 1952, the Anthology brought virtually unknown parts of America's musical landscape recorded in the late 1920s and early 1930s to the public's attention. African American Music; American Folk; Blues; Old Time.
Renews automatically. Classic African American Gospel from Smithsonian Folkways. MP3 Music, January 29, 2008.
Album · 1966 · 15 Songs. ZIMBABWE The African Mbira: Music of the Shona People. Music from Kenya, Vol. 1. Various Artists. World Masters - Beat the Drum. African Drums and Soukouss.
Style: AfricaDuration: Album. MIRIAM MAKEBA Country Girl CD SOUTH AFRICA FREEPOST WORLDWIDE. Mint CD album printed in south africa. For this CD! The netherlands. Various - african beat - CD 2013 - digipak - compilation - reissue - new sealed. African beats and western rhythms unite on these contemporary tunes from cape town to bamako. GOOD: The Record is playable, with partial or total surface noise. see all. Col. Folkways Records.
Various Artists - African Village Music, 2009. Men's Shellala - Akaki Zeraf 07:23. Men's Shellala With Community 06:43. Ekonda Men and Women of the Congo - A Communal Celebration 03:08. Village Outside of Bamako 05:11. All songs from African Village Music. Champetta Criolla, New African Music from Columbia, 1998. Palenque Various Artists, Elio Boom - La Turbina 03:45. Palenque Various Artists, Elio Boom - La Turbina 03:43. Palenque Various Artists, El Pupy - El Metemono 03:23. Palenque Various Artists, Milton Mendoza - El Caramelo 04:21. Palenque Various Artists, Oscar William - La Espelucada 04:01. Palenque Various Artists, Elio Boom - La Turbina 03:41
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|3||Song for Chief||2:56|
|6||Herding Song, Marriage Song, Lullaby||3:14|
|7||Wrestling Match Song||2:03|
|10||Ceremonial Songs for Oba's Wives and Oba||3:22|
|11||Secret Society Dance Song||2:04|
|12||Secret Society Drums||2:43|